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Alexa Routines with Base Station?

New Neighbor

Alexa Routines with Base Station?

I can tell the Alexa to arm the alarm, it works...


But I tried creating a lock up routine, and it says base station unsupported.


Any ideas? Thank you. 

New Neighbor

Re: Alexa Routines with Base Station?

I found that the Ring skill for Alexa does not yet support arming the alarm.  Disappointing that it allows it via voice command but not through a routine.


Based on other forums I have found a workaround until the Ring skill for Alexa is expanded.  I used the app SimpleCommands.  It has a skill for Ring that does support the alarm base station.  And there is a skill called Kloee for SC for Alexa that allows you to use that capability in an Alexa routine.  I created a routine in SimpleCommands to arm the alarm.  The SimpleCommands routine shows up in Alexa routines (Add action, Smart Home, Control scene, name of SimpleCommand routine).


I can now say "Alexa, Goodbye" and the lights are turned off and the alarm is armed in away mode.